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We loved this ship and itinerary. The crew was the best of all the cruises we have taken. We live in California and it was nice to visit port cities we have visited previously by car. No restaurant or parking hassles! Cruising into San Francisco under the Golden Gate was awesome! We were met by whales at the entrance of the Bay. That was memorable to say the least. The major attractions are in walking distance for us. We walked to Pier 39 on day one of the two day SF port stop. Day two we walked down to ATT Park passing Cupids Span,The Ferry building and under the Bay Bridge. We took in the waterfront at Santa Barbara and visited the famous Cannery Row and the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey. We walked to these from the ship/tender drop-off point as well. Embarkation was fast but debarkation was different. There were FOUR ships in port which necessitated an additional shuttle bus ride and baggage transfer from Pier 46 back to Pier 91-93. It actually worked pretty well but resulted in us leaving the parking lot around 10am which is at least an hour later than usual. Oh well, just part of the adventure!

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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by rdailybread

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We loved this ship and itinerary. The crew was the best of all the cruises we have taken. We live in California and it was nice to visit port cities we have visited previously by car. No restaurant or parking hassles! Cruising into San Francisco under the Golden Gate was awesome! We were met by whales at the entrance of the Bay. That was memorable to say the least.

The major attractions are in walking distance for us. We walked to Pier 39 on day one of the two day SF port stop. Day two we walked down to ATT Park passing Cupids Span,The Ferry building and under the Bay Bridge.

We took in the waterfront at Santa Barbara and visited the famous Cannery Row and the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey. We walked to these from the ship/tender drop-off point as well.

Embarkation was fast but debarkation was different. There were FOUR ships in port which necessitated an additional shuttle bus ride and baggage transfer from Pier 46 back to Pier 91-93. It actually worked pretty well but resulted in us leaving the parking lot around 10am which is at least an hour later than usual. Oh well, just part of the adventure!
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Our stateroom was ample size for the two of us. Our cabin steward (Benny) kept it in immaculate condition.
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